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A New Year and New Adventures

It’s officially a new year (and a new decade)! Twenty-ten was a fantastic year, bringing both new and familiar faces to the Accokeek Foundation–from volunteers working hard to wash, spin, and knit heritage breed sheep’s wool into beautiful works of textile art and Museum Theater Interns who worked through the July heat to put on a highly-entertaining performance, A Colonial Wedding, to our Ecosystem Farm Apprentices, dedicated farm volunteers, and the many visitors and school groups who made the park the place to be. Thank you to everyone for making 2010 a year to remember!

On behalf of the board and staff, I’d also like to say a special thank you to all of our supporters for their generous year-end contributions. With your help we raised nearly $10,000 just in the last month of the year!

Your generous donations will support important initiatives in 2011. During these first few months, the staff will be busily renovating the National Colonial Farm exhibit site and the Visitor Center, as well as developing fresh programs you’ll be sure to enjoy this year. The 2011 calendar of events has been updated and posted on the website, so be sure to check it often for details.

Pawpaw Trail

So, while we are busy indoors renovating, planning, and preparing for the new year of fun, make sure to stop by and visit the barnyard to say hello to the animals, catch a few fish from the pier, or take a leisurely hike along any of the six trails that Piscataway Park has to offer. The Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk and admission is free. (Keeping those resolutions should be easy here.)

With best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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